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Sat Apr 5, 2014, 10:48 PM

Daniel Beaty... Knock, Knock. Who's there? We Are!

The fierce urgency of now and the long game

Daniel Beaty - Knock, Knock on Def Jam Poetry



Back in the 1980's we abandoned the War on Poverty and beefed up the War on Drugs. As a result, we are now seeing the 3rd and 4th generation of too many black boys growing up waiting for that "knock, knock"... struggling with whether or not prison is simply written into their destiny as well. Unfortunately, they face that question in the fierce urgency of now and don't have the privilege of waiting until we implement the long game of systemic change. And so Beaty talks about the power to change this world one little boy and girl at a time.



Reposted from GD:

More:http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024785498

http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-fierce-urgency-of-now-and-long-game.html

Knock Knock, that took the breath out of my body.

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sheshe2 Apr 2014 OP
bravenak Apr 2014 #1
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #2
bravenak Apr 2014 #4
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #3
1StrongBlackMan Apr 2014 #5
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #7
Number23 Apr 2014 #6

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 10:52 PM

1. Thank you!!!

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 11:15 PM

2. Ah, bravenak,

You are young enough to be my daughter. I have read what you have posted here, you are amazing.

I thank you.

Knock Knock. Who's there? We Are!

You are not alone.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 11:37 PM

4. I'm starting to feel emotional.

 

That video made me cry again, i've cried a few times today.
I think you're awesome too.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 11:19 PM

3. Kick!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Apr 6, 2014, 12:21 AM

5. Knock, Knock ...

 

As a Brother, who can, for the son or daughter of the father who can't, or won't, since we ARE a village AND our brother's keeper!

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 7, 2014, 08:40 PM

7. Daniels words hit my soul.

We all, everyone no matter our race, should be our brothers keeper.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Apr 6, 2014, 02:57 AM

6. That was amazing. Absolutely amazing.

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